Monthly Archives: June 2017

Stress-Free Summer Spending

Stress-Free Summer Spending

Tis' the Season! Warmer weather is on its way, school is out and it's time to spend more moments with family and friends. Whether you're traveling long distance or just getting ice cream with friends down the block, First International Bank & Trust has great tools and tips to keep your summer spending cool and stress-free. 

1. Be in control, on-the-go with CardValet
By simply downloading the CardValet app from the Apple App or Google Play store and loading your First International Bank & Trust debit and credit card(s), You’ll receive alerts via your phone anytime a card transaction is made!
Forget your card at the restaurant? The CardValet app also gives you the ability to turn your card "on" or "off."

Reminder: It's a smart idea to take a backup credit or debit card in case of a lost or stolen card. The ability to easily turn your card "on" or "off" is awesome, but you'll want a back-up card if you're traveling. Keep cards or cash you're not using for the day in a hotel safe. 

Learn more about CardValet - Watch the video!

Protect your card with Card Valet

2. Carry one fewer bag and use your Mobile Wallet for purchases!Mobile Wallet
Whether you are running to the next summer activity with your kids or juggling the bags of camping supplies, know you can enjoy the convenience of having your wallet securely in place on your smart phone. Available for the most recent Samsung, Android and Apple devices, the mobile wallet is easy to use, secure and private. We’re happy to help lighten your load!

Learn more about using your mobile wallet. 

3. Planning a trip? Add us to your TO DO list!
First International Bank & Trust invests in sophisticated technology that monitors your card activity for fraud attempts. One of the triggers is activity outside of your typical residential area. Therefore, if you are planning a trip, it is wise to let us know so that our fraud detectors don’t mistake your fun family vacation for a fraud attempt. Simply call our Customer Care Center at (800) 359-8092 or login to Online Banking and click on Quick Forms to complete the Travel Alert Form. Advanced notification will help ensure that your legitimate purchases are approved.

4. Keep a watchful eye! Review your purchases.
Let's work together to protect against fraud. We recommend reviewing your account periodically and let us know immediately if you notice any unauthorized changes. Using our free mobile banking app allows you to quickly check your accounts from the convenience of your mobile device.

Reminder: While we want you to contact us immediately for unauthorized changes, it is important for us to be able to contact you if we detect possible fraud. Ensuring we have your correct phone numbers and email addresses will make it easy for us to reach you in a timely matter.

First International Bank & Trust to Serve as Lead Sponsor for UND Jr. Champions' Kids Club

First International Bank & Trust to Serve as Lead Sponsor for UND Jr. Champions' Kids Club

Today, it was announced that First International Bank & Trust has become a brand new corporate partner with University of North Dakota Athletics and Learfield's UND Sports Properties. The involvement with the Fighting Hawks will be serving as presenting sponsor for Jr. Champions, the official kids club of North Dakota Athletics.

Jr. Champions provides the Fighting Hawks' youngest fans, boys and girls ages two through the eighth grade, an exclusive look into UND athletic programs. Membership into the program is complimentary, with registration required by a parent. It is good for an entire year, and registration begins on August 1 of each year.

"First International Bank & Trust is proud to be a presenting sponsor of Jr. Champions," said Stephen L. Stenehjem, CEO & Chairman. "As an alumni of UND, I am proud to be deepening our roots in the Grand Forks community with our new location and also connecting area youth and families to university athletics. We are pleased to continue offering membership at no cost through our sponsorship so that more families can get involved."

As a Jr. Champion of UND Athletics, kids will receive the following privileges throughout the current membership year:

  • Free admission to all regular-season home games for volleyball, and men's and women's basketball
  • Opportunities to interact with UND coaches and student-athletes at exclusive Jr. Champions events
  • Official Jr. Champions T-shirt, lanyard, and membership card
  • Exclusive discounts on select football and men's hockey tickets
  • A birthday card good for a free large 1-topping pizza at Deek's Pizza
  • Official e-newsletter
  • Opportunities to be the Jr. Champions Captain of the Game, which grants even further exclusive access

For additional information and details on the Jr. Champions program click here

To view the full press release, click here.